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Re: kern/54229: audio in firefox stops playing

The following reply was made to PR kern/54229; it has been noted by GNATS.

Subject: Re: kern/54229: audio in firefox stops playing
Date: Sat, 1 Jun 2019 16:32:12 +0000

 On Wed, May 29, 2019 at 04:50:02PM +0000, matthew green wrote:
 >  please don't remove this feature.
 >  i've used it infrequently over the years and i'm fairly sure i have
 >  at least one script that relies upon it (even though they could be
 >  rewritten.)
 In the name of "backwards compatibility" we'll have to change every
 single program using OSS audio in pkgsrc not to use /dev/sound.
 If someone keeps using an old program they'll have unexpected behaviour.
 That is the opposite result from the intention of backwards
 compatibility: old code works without modification.

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